My Partner And His Silly "Gorceyisms"

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    Apr 02, 2011 12:16 AM GMT
    Gorceyism is another term for a malapropism, using an incorrect but similar-sounding word instead of the right one, after a film actor who used them on the screen a great deal decades ago. My partner is great for them, too.

    Just this afternoon over drinks we were talking about the Dungeness Crab he bought us this morning, that come from the Seattle area and that I used to catch live there and still love.

    "Well, Bob, I hope you appreciate the Dungeon Crab I bought to please you, we'll have them this weekend."

    "Yeah, thanks, that'll be great. We can have them with Penitentiary Pasta, maybe some Prison Peaches for desert. I just wish we didn't have to keep them chained to the wall."

    He glared at me. "Huh??"

    "My dear, it's DungeNESS Crab, not DunGEON Crab."

    "Oh." ::: SMACK :::

    Then the time he was in the hospital, with blood clots, and they kept delaying the surgery to correct it because he had a low blood platelet count. So I'm sitting there next to his bed as he calls his sister, to tell her the latest news.

    "They can't operate again, because I have low pockets."

    "Low pockets?" I blurted out. "You're not Captain Kangaroo! You have low PLATELETS, in your blood. It has nothing to do with your pockets."

    "OK, thanks." ::: SMACK :::

    To his credit, he WAS on a lot of morphine at that time, and kinda out of it. But this happens all the time anyway. Oddly, my last BF did the same thing, too. Either I'm attracted to these guys, or them to me. Or maybe I cause it? icon_confused.gif

    In any case, our friends find us the funniest natural comedy team, calling us either Laurel & Hardy, or Abbot & Costello. But it's easy, when he keeps coming up with all this loopy stuff. God, we do have too much fun together. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 02, 2011 12:56 AM GMT
    yourname2000 saidmalapropism ....now I think RJ needs a "Word of the Day" award, lol.

    Thanks for sharing AD ---you two sound like the cutest couple. icon_lol.gif

    Thanks! I'll agree we're the silliest and at times the weirdest! It really does help to keep us young.

    Just 2 or 3 months after we started dating, guys were asking us how many years we'd been together. They wouldn't believe we'd barely just met, and weren't even partners.

    But not strange, really, for 2 older guys. We've been through this drill before, we don't have to reinvent the wheel, yah know? If it clicks it clicks, and you settle right in. By that point you know all the moves, you don't need to keep consulting the instruction manual. You've got it down pat.

    And today guys suppose we've been together for decades, after just 4 years. I think both of us are fast learners, anyway.

    But I say all this for the benefit of the guys who post here for relationship advice. For the young guys, it gets better & easier with time, age & experience. To the older, never lose the capacity for the unexpected and the silly.

    And know also, like us, that you can start all over again, even this late in life when you've lost your partner, as we both did, and nobody will be the wiser. Especially yourself, if you reset your mental odometer and don't look back, only forward.
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    Apr 02, 2011 1:02 AM GMT
    My doc told me I suffered from Onomatopoeia.

    I asked him what that was.

    He said, "just what it sounds like."
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    Apr 02, 2011 1:10 AM GMT
    Caslon18000 saidMy doc told me I suffered from Onomatopoeia.

    I asked him what that was.

    He said, "just what it sounds like."

    That sounds cuckoo.